As summer vacations kick off across the country, we look not only for a fun, family-friendly destination, but a place to stay that suits everyone, no matter the age. In addition to making our planning less stressful, we also want the actual trip to go smoothly. From the moment we arrive at the hotel through the downtime we spend with our family to the changes the kids see from their routine at mealtimes and bedtimes, they enjoy the excitement of staying away from home. However, hearing your kids say “I’m bored!” when on vacation, causes many Moms to pack every book or toy from the house in an effort to keep everyone entertained.
Recently, Marriott and Nickelodeon came up with a great new promotion to keep kids happy and busy throughout their stay. You can arrange to “Nickelodeon Your Stay” at nearly 2,000 hotels with the Marriott brands. All kids get free activities including a Nickelodeon bracelet with a code to access free online games at Nick.com, and an activity book with challenging puzzles and mazes. Kids who eat at the hotels’ restaurants also receive a placemat featuring favorite Nickelodeon characters, SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.
To further the experience, Marriott and Nickelodeon also offer an upgrade package at several of Marriott’s brands, including Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites locations for $10 that includes all the free items plus a SpongeBob activity bag and splash ball, Nickelodeon sunglasses, and a 3-D build-your-own SpongeBob craft. The package costs $20 at Marriott and JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and kids get all the above items and a special SpongeBob SquarePants or Dora the Explorer pillowcase and storybook. At great price points, Marriott and Nickelodeon make the stay easier and more engaging for us as parents and for the kids. Visit